Proclaiming Colorado's Black History Guided Tours with Adrian Miller

20nov1:00 pm1:45 pmProclaiming Colorado's Black History Guided Tours with Adrian Miller

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Dive deep into the history of Black Coloradans from 1840 to the
present day through a guided tour led by Proclaiming Colorado’s Black
History Co-Project Director, Lead Curator, and famed soul food historian
Adrian Miller. Experience “Colorful Colorado” history through a Black
American perspective!

About Adrian Miller:

Adrian
is an alum of Stanford University and Georgetown University Law Center.
From 1999 to 2001, Adrian served as a special assistant to President
Bill Clinton with his Initiative for One America – the first
free-standing office in the White House to address issues of racial,
religious and ethnic reconciliation. Adrian went on to serve as a senior
policy analyst for Colorado Governor Bill Ritter Jr. He is currently
the executive director of the Colorado Council of Churches and, as such,
is the first African American, and the first layperson, to hold that
position. Adrian is also the co-project director and lead curator for
the “Proclaiming Colorado’s Black History” exhibit at the Museum of
Boulder.

Miller’s first book, Soul Food: The Surprising Story of
an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time, won the James Beard Foundation
Award for Scholarship and Reference in 2014. His second book, The
President’s Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have
Fed Our First Families, From the Washingtons to the Obamas, was
published on President’s Day 2017. It was a finalist for a 2018 NAACP
Image Award for “Outstanding Literary Work – Non-Fiction,” and the 2018
Colorado Book Award for History. Adrian’s third book, Black Smoke:
African Americans and the United States of Barbecue, won the 2022 James
Beard Award for Reference, History, and Scholarship and the 2022
Colorado Book Award for History. It was a finalist for the 2022
International Association of Culinary Professionals Literary &
Historical Writing Award.

Time

November 20, 2023 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

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Location

Museum of Boulder

2205 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

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